Tagged: World Bank
Institutions are starting to recognize that fossil fuels are part of a bygone era - and that the time to invest in clean energy alternatives is now.
Experts discuss the role of renewable energy in alleviating global energy poverty during a panel at the spring IMF and World Bank Group meetings.
If the World Bank were serious about bringing energy access to the poor, it would dedicate the majority of its lending to do so.
Some 300 groups urge World Bank to reject lawsuit that would devastate nation’s water
Coal is a bad investment - for the poorest, for those consuming the power, for the World Bank, and more broadly, for all of us.
Hopefully, this is the dawn of a new day, when public financing of coal mines and power plants around the world is no longer acceptable. After 16 years of persistent pressure from IPS and other groups, our government seems to finally be listening.
But fracked gas releases greater greenhouse gas emissions than coal, studies suggest.
The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for "fracked" natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.
The carbon trade doesn't just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.
How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas.